Developing a Reading Culture with Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is an online reading programme that is highly effective at developing a reading culture in your school. Accelerated Reader is a programme that has been developed by Renaissance Learning, There is a repository of quizzes on over 180,000 childrens books on the platform. How does it work? At the start of each term, …

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Say Hello to the Microsoft Learn Educator Center

Over the years many TeachNet blog contributors have waxed lyrical about the Microsoft Educator Center (MEC) and rightly so IMHO as MEC has been the stellar educator portal since its inception, providing a fantastic range of resources and development opportunities to teachers for free, including courses, classroom resources, lesson plans, options to connect with other …

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VR in Education: Opportunities vs Challenges

In a previous post, we shared the beginning of one Further Education and Training setting’s journey to implementing virtual reality (VR) into their teaching and learning programmes. (If you haven’t already, read the background story here on how the journey began and why we chose ClassVR).  The previous post posed many questions, but ended with these: …

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Virtual Reality in Education: why, how and will it work?

What is virtual reality? Virtual Reality (VR) creates the illusion that a person is somewhere else. Through a computer-generated world, a person can feel fully immersed and able to move and interact in that world (Milgram, & Kishino, 1994). What benefits does VR offer teaching and learning? Virtual reality has been around for years. In …

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